LATEST STORIES Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ View comments Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Ginebra coach Tim Cone knows he raised more than a few eyebrows by insisting on fielding an undersized yet familiar reinforcement in Justin Brownlee for the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.The 6-foot-5 Brownlee did help the Gin Kings end an eight-year title drought last season, but it came in the Governors’ Cup featuring smaller imports.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Color Manila goes to Cebu, Alabang MOST READ On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Ginebra improved to 2-1 and pinned a first loss in five starts on Star.Earlier, TNT KaTropa slipped past Mahindra, 86-84, for their fourth straight win.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test But three games into their campaign in the midseason tournament, the gamble is paying off dividends as Brownlee exploded for 21 of his 30 points in the second half to power Ginebra past the Star Hotshots, 113-98, on Sunday night at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.“Justin is playing the way we envisioned him to be when we got him,” said Cone of Brownlee, who outplayed his bigger Star counterpart Tony Mitchell. “He can play inside and outside and he can make great passes.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnMitchell, the 6-foot-8 Star import, had 21 points and nine boards in the featured game of the league’s 42nd anniversary.Brownlee, who also grabbed 14 rebounds, joined forces with Scottie Thompson in turning a 12-point deficit in the third period into a seven-point cushion heading into the final quarter, before Sol Mercado and LA Tenorio put the finishing touches with eight points apiece in the fourth.
Owen Wilson’s reported suicide attempt came after a bitter blowup with a close pal. The 38-year-old comedic actor, who is regarded in Hollywood as a financial success, was in good condition at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, from where he issued a statement through his publicist yesterday asking “that the media allow me to receive care and heal in private during this difficult time.” He was hospitalized Sunday, first at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, then at Cedars-Sinai, after reportedly overdosing and slicing one of his wrists. There has been speculation that Wilson was depressed over his recent breakup with Kate Hudson, but sources told the New York Post that it did not contribute to his emotional turmoil. Instead, the incident occurred shortly after a vicious quarrel with an unidentified friend, the Post reported. Wilson likely will remain under the close watch of doctors for at least the next several days, one source told The Post. One Wilson neighbor told the newspaper that that when she heard the ambulance Sunday, she was surprised because the actor never causes any trouble. “All the neighbors like him, he’s a friendly guy. He never has any crazy parties or does anything wrong,” Betty Miller said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!